ESMA Academy: Digital Printing on Textiles

Hands-on training and basic principles
xx-xx xxxx 2021 | Denkendorf, Germany


Education session

Participants will receive insights in the procedure of inkjet printing on textile materials and accompanying topics such as textile chemistry and pre-treatment, ink formulation, curing techniques, colour management and characterisation of textile materials and printing quality. In addition, the workflow in digital printing will be shown in a Textile Microfactory environment. All information is presented in a neutral fashion and the theoretical sessions are interspersed with hands-on practical sessions in which some of the topics are highlighted in small teams. Participants do not need to have any special previous knowledge.


In-depth overview

The main focus is laid on all technical aspects that have to be taken into account when someone longs to operate a digital inkjet printing process in a textile factory. The participants will be able to decide if and to what extent inkjet printing technologies can be applied in their own production.


Practical training

The practical training will be offered in small teams (max. 4-5 people) and will highlight some of the topics that are discussed in the theoretical part. Participants will learn and exercise the workflow and each required single step in digital printing on textiles. Each of the practical sessions will end with a question or task that is to be tackled by the teams in order to stimulate the assimilation of the subject matters.


Tuesday xx until Friday xx xxxx 2021 | Denkendorf, Germany

Tuesday xx/xx

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:00 Welcome and introduction

14:00-15:15 Material science 

15:15-16:15 Chemical pre-treatment and textile chemistry

16:15-16:45 Coffee break

16:45-18:00 Pre-treatment in inkjet printing

Wednesday xx/xx

8:30-9:45 Inks & ink formulation

9:45-10:00 Coffee break

10:00-11:00 Printing, printing parameters and inkjet printers

11:00-12:00 Post-treatment

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Training (Part I: chemical pre-treatment, inkjet pre-treatment, printing, post-treatment: fixation and washing)

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-18:00 Training (Part II: chemical pre-treatment, inkjet pre-treatment, printing, post-treatment: fixation and washing)

Thursday xx/xx

8:30-10:00 Characterisation of textiles and textile prints

10:00- 10:15 Coffee break

10:30-12:00 Colour management and colour calibration

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:45 DITF tour

14:45-15:15 Coffee break

15:15-18:00 Training (Characterisation of textiles and printing results)

Friday xx/xx

8:30-9:45 Workflow in Microfactory

9:45-10:15 Coffee break

10:15-12:00 Training in Microfactory

12:00-13:00 Lunch

The number of participants is limited to 17-21

The maximum number of participants is limited due to the number of laboratory stations and rooms (max. five participants per station).

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ESMA Academy: Digital Printing on Textiles

Hands-on training and basic principles.

xx-xx xxxx 2021 | Denkendorf, Germany

Location: DITF Denkendorf, German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research

Participation fee: 2,150 EUR

In cooperation with DITF.


Organised by ESMA

ESMA is the knowledge platform for industrial, functional and specialist printing technologies.

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